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Macan is a whole new animal in GTS trim

Macan GTS has extra power, more aggressive suspension setup... and lots more black trim than S model.

The new GTS is not the fastest Macan, but it might just be the most entertaining and desirable.

More than a sports car

The highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE is about to become available in New Zealand.

Jaguar F-PACE can transport your entire family, or a couple of sheep.

Audi SUV races fighter jet video

Audi SQ7 employs 48v power for extra speed. But the technology has much broader application.

A 48-volt power system helps make the Audi SQ7 a rapid SUV. Can it beat a fighter jet down the runway?

Feeling a little flat with this plug-in

Volvo XC90 T8 relaxing at home, on slow-charge.

The T8 is a clever, if expensive, take on the plug-in hybrid SUV. But does it go far enough on electric power?

Changing SUV game suits new Mazda video

New Mazda CX-9

Mazda's new CX-9 SUV has the potential to make quite a bit of its NZ opposition look a little clunky and overpriced.

The star-cars of Jeep's history

Birthday party: Jeep argues these models are the most significant in its 75-year history.

Think crossover-SUVs are new? Jeep argues it's been developing the concept for 75 years.

Fabia becomes a wagon, Skoda-style

It's a square deal: Fabia wagon stretches styling cues of hatchback as far as they will go.

Don't expect high style in the new Fabia wagon. But you won't be disappointed on space and sheer entertainment.

SsangYong stretches the Tivoli

The SsangYong Tivoli XLV - as in extra-long vehicle.

Here's proof - in an SUV sort of way - that in the automotive world some things never change.

How to design a Jag SUV

Here's where it started: C-X17 concept was created by Jaguar's Advanced Design Department.

Designer's first response to Jaguar's "create an SUV request" was "You want a what?"

Trailblazer replacing Holden's Colorado7

Holden is set to replace its Colorado 7 with this new Trailblazer SUV.

Holden confirms new name and new-look for Colorado7 replacement.

Loads of British history in Chinese van

The LDV G10 van, four versions of which are available in New Zealand.

NZ playing a significant role in Chinese automotive brand's rapid rise from the ashes of a failed British industry.

Luxury SUV out of India to NZ

Mahindra hopes the addition of automatic transmission to the facelifted XUV will boost its profile in NZ.

Mahindra is big in India, and not just in cars. But it's also hoping to make an impression in NZ with a new family-oriented SUV.

Nissan Kicks around new SUV

The intriguingly-named Nissan Kicks. Will it come to New Zealand?

Here's a new crossover with a name that offers all sorts of intrigue and its on Nissan NZ's "product radar".

Kiwi SUV sales better cars

Sportage was top-selling passenger vehicle in NZ for April - Kia's first time at the top of the charts.

We're now buying more SUVs than cars, and utes dominate the top-10 new car sales.

A Volvo out of its comfort zone

R-Design package is one thing, but blue paint, 22in alloys and drop-down air suspension give XC90 aggressive look.

What happens when you go wild with options to try and create a sporty Volvo XC90?

VW powers up new Amarok

Volkswagen has injected a dash of muscle into the Amarok ute.

New ute set to be the only V6 diesel in its class.

Jaguar SUV races roads well travelled video

It's a Jaguar, not a Land Rover: F-Pace is heavily biased towards sporty on-road driving.

We put Jaguar's top handling claims for its first-ever SUV to the test in Europe ahead of its NZ launch.

Kiwis queue for hybrid SUV

XC90 might be a big bus, but it feels nimble on its wheel.

Kiwis pre-purchasing the world's first hybrid seven seat SUV without a test drive in a bid to secure a vehicle.

Holden's new Colorado revealed

It's wearing a bowtie but the badge will change to Holden later this year when this vehicle arrives in New Zealand as ...

More American style for popular workhorse.

VW sketches updated Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok sketches.

Volkswagen doesn't want to be left stranded in the dust-up going on in the dual-cab ute segment.

Meet NZ's most 'brutal' ute video

Rugged adventure-addenda like spotlights and a Warn winch are standard on Kiwi Brute.

It really makes no sense at all for NZ but you've got to love it anyway.

Middle Hilux is good at everything

Middle model - the Toyota Hilus SR Extra Cab ute.

It's not the best Hilux, but it is far from being the worst and that's what makes the SR ute rather appealing.

Ride for Life Flight

Ulysses Club of New Zealand Marlborough Branch member Kelvin Watson on his motorized tricycle.

 "We want to share it around and make sure we support the community."

Mazda has BT-50 ute options

Mazda current BT-50 ute.

Japanese brand claims it has more alternatives to co-develop next dual-cab ute

A baby SUV that's quite old

ASX still looks good, although 'jet fighter' face is out of step with Mitsubishi's newest models.

The ASX pioneered the baby SUV genre in New Zealand. But it's time for a refresh, says David Linklater.

Toyota's booted ute toughie

The Fortuner is the sixth vehicle to join Toyota lineup of SUVs, which ranges from the RAV4 up to the Land Cruiser 200.

Here's a vehicle that won't stand any nonsense - it's the Fortuner, a ute-based addition to Toyota's SUV lineup.

Audi's big A8 goes XXL

Audi's A8 L extended.

It's called A8 but it might have been better named ''6" with 6 seats, 6 doors, 6 cylinders and over 6m long.

Largest Lex gets a Sheik-down

The Lexus LX is a bit more than a Toyota Land Cruiser in ornate costume. But that's the gist of it...

Lexus LX SUV range gets a diesel option, not to mention the other fruits of a comprehensive upgrade.

It's a struggle being a high-end SUV

BMW X6 in the dirt: Raoul would never believe this.

Damien O'Carroll argues we all need to look past our stereotyped opinions of various cars and drivers.

Hilux look can be deceiving

The Toyota Hilux SR5 PreRunner - one of a fleet of rear-driven versions of the new ute.

It looks like a 4WD but this Hilux ute is all for those who only need the look and 2WD.

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